Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Hogmanay Concert at Camperdown Park?

SNOW PATROL, The View and Deacon Blue have been targeted by a group of Dundee businessmen planning a massive open-air Hogmanay party at Camperdown Park.

The consortium has applied to the city council for a licence for the two-day event and their application is to be heard later this month.

Three taxi drivers, a publican and another two businessmen are behind the scheme, which would also see bands like Madness and UB40 approached to play on New Year’s Day.

A spokesman for the group, Three Js Promotions, said they are Dundee people fed up with the city’s lack of a major Hogmanay celebration.

Basing their proposal on the Radio 1 Big Weekend event at Camperdown Park last May, the group have contacted all the relevant authorities about it and have funding in place.

“We’ve put a lot of work into this and we’ve been speaking to a lot of people about it,” the spokesman said.

“You’re looking at a 15,000 crowd each day and the ticket price would be around £40.”

He added that he feels a lot of unexpected obstacles are being placed in front of the group’s plans causing frustration.

Lord Provost John Letford confirmed last night he was aware of the application and it will be considered on its merits.

His membership of the licensing committee and licensing board barred him from speaking in detail.

Thanks to brewsters_tangerine_army for info


Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuckin amatuers... 3 J's pormotion, honestly, tell me what have they promoted before like this ?

sounds like some middle aged men trying to get bands they were into when they were young to play for them !

"who else can you think of that we can get. Errr, Snow Patrol -there from Dundee - ok lets get them, and the View, ok Lets get them."

10:01 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wud luv this to go ahead as i live just up the road from camperdown park and i think its about time that we had something to celebrate the new year!!!

11:24 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that would be class. i would definatley b gong if The View are gonna be there

8:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is that this new year then yeh?

9:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

would be great to have new year at campy so can you plz get a finger out and get it organised.

1:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we are trying to do something for the dundee people the hogmany party is only the start 3Js promotions are a new company but we will be hoping to bring other groups to the park more than the guy who slags us off at the start id like to tell him to get off your arse and do something

3:21 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unfair jibes are a sign of immature amatuers.Why critisise others for doing something to entertain the fed up people of Dundee.
I wish the promoters of this event every success as i will certainly be standing in the
q's for my ticket.
c,mon whoever you are.

6:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live over the the road from Campy too ( priority tickets please)and think this would be great.Let's face it Hogmanay in Dundee sucks!!
So good on Three Js Promotions :)

10:16 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this would be a great event if it did take of. but as people says already PRIORITY TICKETS for Dundee people PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!

8:21 pm  

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